The Design of a Visual History Tool to Help Users Refind Information within a Website

  • Trien V. Do
  • Roy A. Ruddle
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7224)


On the WWW users frequently revisit information they have previously seen, but “keeping found things found” is difficult when the information has not been visited frequently or recently, even if a user knows which website contained the information. This paper describes the design of a tool to help users refind information within a given website. The tool encodes data about a user’s interest in webpages (measured by dwell time), the frequency and recency of visits, and navigational associations between pages, and presents navigation histories in list- and graph-based forms.


Web History Revisiting Visualization Information Retrieval 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trien V. Do
    • 1
  • Roy A. Ruddle
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of LeedsUnited Kingdom

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